My Poetry

An Ode to Summer (Finally) Ending

As I lay here hiding in my bedroom, rocking to and fro, trying not to go absolutely nuts, I ended up writing this poem about summer and what it's like to be a parent!

Dear Father Time, That’s Not What You Do?!

I've been overwhelmed with everything I've had to do each day, so I decided to write a letter (in poetry form) to Father Time to ask for some help. This definitely didn't take me where I planned. Haha. Enjoy...

This is the Curse of Being Hot

Most people don't know, though hot people often do, that there is a serious curse that comes with being hot...

Two Brand New Shoes On My Feet

I wrote this after one day years ago, wondering why the heck I was trying so hard to wear clothes that impressed other people...

When You Date a Single Parent and You Wanna Make ‘Em Swoon

So, you wanna know the way to the heart of a single parent? We don't ask for much. Just follow the advice in this short and funny poem.

Ode to Facebook Friends

HUMOR: I wrote this one in an attempt to explore just how some of our Facebook friend lists got so out of control when Facebook first was a thing.

“I’m Broken,” Says She

This is one I wrote for a really close friend of mine who once told me, "I'm sorry. I'm broken."

Tiny Fist in the Wind

I wrote this for a close friend. It was about becoming trapped in a bad decision for life, and the strength and battle it takes to get out of it.

I bit my kid’s head off for no real reason today.

I wrote this poem back in 2012 after a tough day when I (for some reason) took my life's frustrations out on my kid...

When you see me, what do you see?

This is a poem I wrote in the earliest days of Single Dad Laughing, as I struggled with the immediate world around me viewing me as a lost soul...

Two Voices

I wrote this when I met someone new and amazing, while contemplating how things had gone from so good to so terrible in my marriage, so slowly yet so quickly.

Stuck Beside a Crying Woman

I wrote this after finding myself stuck on the freeway next to a woman who was uncontrollably sobbing in the next car over... About what, I'll never know...

If You Took a Hundred Scientists & Twenty Mathematicians…

Today I wrote a poem for and about all my ridiculous friends whom I love so much. I often look around at my groups of friends and think, "THIS MAKES NO SENSE!"

Dear Noah, My Son, Now That You’re Eight

All the sudden Noah is eight years old. What the. How the. Who the. When the. Where the heck did the time go?! Haha. This is a poem I wrote him on his birthday.

This is the Curse of Being Hot

Most people don't know, though hot people often do, that there is a serious curse that comes with being hot...

Two Brand New Shoes On My Feet

“Thank you” said I, as I turned with with a sigh. And I strode back into the street With new shoes on my feet...Now where would those new shoes take me?

Popular right now:

Not That I Believe in Angels

Once each year was all I ever got to watch you. From the day you were born until the very end, I did my best to be something I never actually knew how to be. I hope you knew that...

Dan's Suggested Reads:

The Sexual Corners into which We’re Painted

Bisexuality. Want to know something funny about it? I don’t even know how real it is. Whoa. I said it. Me. A guy who “kind of”...

All-Time Top SDL Posts